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The Sonia Syndrome: Why White Men Are Doomed
The Daily Beast ^ | 6.2.09

Posted on 06/02/2009 11:54:46 AM PDT by lewisglad

Quite soon, likely this week, Sonia Sotomayor will arrive on Capitol Hill, where she will be greeted by a gaggle of lawmakers. Nearly all of them will be white. Most will be men.

It must be said: These guys are doomed. All of these dark-suited white male politicians, with their crisp shirts and red coordinated ties, will be embarrassingly lacking the key appendage required in American politics today. Through elections and re-elections, grueling fundraising dinners and various travails required for elevation to the highest offices in the land, they thought they had it all! And until now, darn it, they did. They had what was needed to make it in America.

But now, it’s not enough. These politicians are missing…an identity. As in “identity politics.”

OK, so here’s the issue, or so it seems based on the fevered response to a few sentences from Judge Sotomayor: If you happen to be a 54-year-old Hispanic woman from the Bronx, and if you happened to notice, somehow, that you are a 54-year-old Hispanic woman from the Bronx…and then if you imply, let’s say in an address to an academic audience, “Hey! I’m thinking I’m a 54-year-old Hispanic woman from the Bronx and that’s going to have something to do with how I look at the world…and oh, by the way, I’m thinking that may even give me a better perspective on the tapestry of global human experience than a rich white guy from Greenwich, Connecticut….”

Well, you have just entered the world of identity politics.

There appears, we’ll understate, to be concern among some conservatives—and I do emphasize some, because there’s a whole group of smart conservatives —that Sonia Sotomayor’s so-called identity politics have compromised her legal judgments, and would continue to do so on the Supreme Court.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: discrimination; radicalfeminists; whitemales

1 posted on 06/02/2009 11:54:46 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

I feel quite fine thank you. No excuses. The main thing.


2 posted on 06/02/2009 11:58:48 AM PDT by allmost
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To: lewisglad
Well, that and her membership in La Raza - I mean, all sorts of KKK members might tell you they're not racist, only the organization is, but do you believe them?

Those despised white guys the author can't seem to conceal his contempt for - they do have an identity. It's been suppressed since HUAC took on the KKK to the point at which a lot of otherwise intelligent people - and there are some intelligent liberals, I'm sure - think it doesn't exist as long as they don't acknowledge it. Careful with that one, friends. If you really do want to Balkanize American politics with identity, you might want to take a look at Balkan history first.

3 posted on 06/02/2009 11:59:51 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: lewisglad

Feh, this whole administration is about payback


4 posted on 06/02/2009 12:00:06 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: lewisglad

” will be embarrassingly lacking the key appendage required in American politics today”

Testacles?


5 posted on 06/02/2009 12:01:56 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: lewisglad

How long will it take for ...ahem.... others to destroy the Western Civilization that white men built, largely it should be added, in an environment of Christianity.


6 posted on 06/02/2009 12:02:14 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: lewisglad

The consequences of this election can be summed up in what I heard about the last election altercation that a white man, former Civil Rights proponent and activist, had with one of the three black thugs at the Philadelphia polling place (conveniently a ‘guild’ house) dressed in black military garb while brandishing billy clubs: “White man you are about to be ruled by a the black man”. For Ms. Sotowhatever, the sentiment is the same, only the particular race has changed.


7 posted on 06/02/2009 12:04:08 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: lewisglad
I think when we start referring to Supreme Court nominees by only their first names in headlines, we run the risk of appointing Madonna and we're all doomed.
8 posted on 06/02/2009 12:08:01 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: EyeGuy

Guess you have seen the new and revised histories that are being taught to our children.

If you thought the “New Math” was stupid - just check that stuff out.


9 posted on 06/02/2009 12:08:51 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: lewisglad

I believe John Galt was White and the John Galts of America still are.


10 posted on 06/02/2009 12:11:00 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Gaffer

You used the polite language, and I appreciate it. The Panthers said ‘You are about to be ruled by the black man, cracker’ while brandishing billy clubs (and the Obama appointee let them off the hook)


11 posted on 06/02/2009 12:11:33 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: EyeGuy

Two sides of the same argument:

The most successful, free-est, and highest standard of living societies were made by WHITE MEN.

By comparison, name a “brown” society that even comes close, ever, throughout history.


12 posted on 06/02/2009 12:12:18 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: ZULU

homeschooling


13 posted on 06/02/2009 12:12:53 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: lewisglad

A wise Latina would keep her racism to herself. But what we have here is a rather coarse and common bigot. What Satomayor shares with SkinnyHitler and the Arkansas Skirtchaser is revealing: the lack of a father, who might have taught her some manners. This is the Ivy League Trailer Trash brigade. They came from nothing, nurtured their class envy at marxist indoctrination centers, and learned to use the government to give them the power and wealth they couldn’t achieve legitimately. You can take the trash out of the trailer, but you can’t take the trailer out of the trash.


14 posted on 06/02/2009 12:22:14 PM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Metrosexual hairless RINOs for bipartisan-ness)
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To: lewisglad

These two white guys are doomed (doomed).

15 posted on 06/02/2009 12:22:49 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Gaffer

>...dressed in black military garb while brandishing billy clubs: “White man you are about to be ruled by a the black man”

The story would have been much better if it hand ended with “and then he pulled out his .357 revolver and killed the people who were obviously threatening him.”

But then again, it’s not “politically correct” to stand up for yourself, and your own rights, such as the right to self-defense, the right to property, the right to _equal treatment_ under the law.


16 posted on 06/02/2009 12:24:03 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ZULU

“Guess you have seen the new and revised histories that are being taught to our children.”

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You mean the “history” where Rosa Parks gets 10 times the coverage of George Washington? Yeah I’ve seen it. And, if you ask my kids, they will tell you that I have declared open warfare upon it.


17 posted on 06/02/2009 12:28:08 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: MrB

“By comparison, name a “brown” society that even comes close, ever, throughout history.”

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Well historical scholars like Neil Young will tell you that the white man ruined the paradise on Earth of the Mayan Civilization. You know, the one where they routinely performed human sacrifices of their young to appease their pagan Gods, and killed the losing team in a sports competition.


18 posted on 06/02/2009 12:31:34 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: EyeGuy

FOX did a special on the crap kids are getting in their history books lately. It was most revealing. They even gave names and adresses of the CEOs of the companies putting this garbage out.


19 posted on 06/02/2009 12:49:36 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: MrB

Or private school. The rest are contaminated.

But putting YOUR kid in a decent school helps only a little bit.

The politicians, lawyers, journalists and educators of tomorrow are being created in these hot-pots of political correctness by the leftists and Americahaters who teach in them today.

Its like a disease, contaminating the young.


20 posted on 06/02/2009 12:51:50 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: ZULU

If they’re being indoctrinated, but not educated,

and our homeschoolers are being educated, and not indoctrinated, well,

the homeschoolers will be the equivalent of the “frozen time travelers” in the Idiocracy movie.

A couple of stats - homeschoolers AVERAGE in the 85th academic percentile and they are 90% likely to keep their Christian faith into their adulthood, all the way through college. And an anectdotal observation - they have big families, 5-6 kids on average.

God has a plan for these kids.


21 posted on 06/02/2009 12:55:56 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

I am glad to hear they have BIG families. The BIGGER the better.

The future of America and western civilization depends on them.


22 posted on 06/02/2009 12:57:15 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: ZULU

In our church, there are about 100 families.
Every family with kids homeschools; that’s about 90 of the families.
There are probably 500 kids in the church.


23 posted on 06/02/2009 1:02:02 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

That’s beautiful. What kind of church is it?


24 posted on 06/02/2009 1:02:54 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: ZULU

“Family Integrated”, but non-denominational.

It was great to find. It’s on some wooded land, and the boys will go play paintball and airsoft after services & meals, etc. The girls are all “little mothers”.

It’s like stepping back in time to when America/Christian values were mainstream instead of marginalized. We spend as much time there as we can.


25 posted on 06/02/2009 1:16:43 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

“Two sides of the same argument:

The most successful, free-est, and highest standard of living societies were made by WHITE MEN.

By comparison, name a “brown” society that even comes close, ever, throughout history.”

Sotomayor should be held accountable for her anti-white comment, but whites do not have a monopoly on being capable of creating successful societies. Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong are examples of some non-white societies that have been very successful. India is steadily getting better, but has a very long way to go. My point is that you don’t necessarily have to be white, or any other race, to be successful, that is one of the beautiful things about America. It’s ironic that those on the left like to see themselves as the enlightened ones on race, when they are actually the ones working the hardest to create racial disharmony. They pay lip service to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., yet they work against his philosophy that people should “...not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”


26 posted on 06/02/2009 1:17:10 PM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: Texan Tory

The key to a successful society, indeed, is not skin color, it’s liberty, and a culture that values liberty and personal responsibility.


27 posted on 06/02/2009 1:19:06 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: gorilla_warrior
A wise Latina would keep her racism to herself.

Which really shows a lack of judgement for a judge, particularly headed for the highest court in the land.

LaRaza will have a seat on the Supreme Court.

How quaint.

28 posted on 06/02/2009 1:40:05 PM PDT by TheThinker (America doesn't have a president. It has a usurper.)
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To: MrB

You are indeed fortunate.


29 posted on 06/02/2009 1:42:03 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: MrB

“The key to a successful society, indeed, is not skin color, it’s liberty, and a culture that values liberty and personal responsibility.”


Yeah, but for years many ‘minorities’ have been bombarded with leftists propaganda. Whether it be in their home country south of America or in the first black newspapers.

It’s becoming more and more...a ‘what’s in it for me’ cultural/racial war. The dems are holding that position and the republicans are too scared to hold a solid position of liberty.

Mere history lessons and critical thinking at a young age would eliminate the barriers we face; but it seems that front is so solidly engaged by the left, that the right has given up.


30 posted on 06/02/2009 1:47:14 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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To: allmost

If ever the Left reaches their goal of total minority racism/tribalism socially, politically and economically, and white men begin to see that tribalism is in full force and there is no way around it with sweet words of constitutional ideals, they will take the Left up on the game. On a level playing field of tribalism for tribalism, the Left is dead at that point.


31 posted on 06/02/2009 1:56:13 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Texan Tory
Sotomayor should be held accountable for her anti-white comment, but whites do not have a monopoly on being capable of creating successful societies. Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong are examples of some non-white societies that have been very successful. India is steadily getting better, but has a very long way to go.

Most people, these days, confuse the two concepts of "culture" and "race", with some doing it deliberately. You are right that there is no reason that only white people should be able to build successful societies, but the reason that this has been mostly true is because (some) Europeans (aka white people) developed a culture that fostered progress, success, and stability more so than the other groups. Countries that you cite - Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore - only became so successful after they adopted Western ways.

There is no reason, for example, that every country in Africa that is run by black people should be a hellhole, except that the culture that those people embrace results inevitably in that condition. Likewise, in the US, black people have largely rejected the mainstream culture, which they call "white" culture, and instead have adopted the exact same sort of tribalism and thuggery that has screwed up Africa so bad. If they embraced mainstream American culture, there is no reason that the city of Detroit, for example, couldn't be a thriving metropolis. But, instead, they reject it.

It is the same with the Mexicans. If all the illegals pouring into the country were to leave their old, corrupt ways behind and embrace those American qualities that have made us so successful, they would not be the least bit of a threat to us. But they do not. Instead, they hold on to the old ways that made Mexico such a hellhole, and they employ those ways here, in the US. It is my opinion that the current gang culture that permeates our country originated with the influx of Mexicans. It is not a coincidence that the present-day gangster culture in this country got its start in LA and the surrounding areas.

The leftists who want to destroy the US know that they have to start by destroying its culture, so they do what they can to support other cultures within the US. Any criticism of the practice of other cultures in the US by Americans can be deflected by crying "racism", even though the problem isn't based on race - it's based on culture. However, this strategy has been extremely successful in replacing the successful American culture with the tribal trash cultures of Africa and Mexico/Latin America. The leftists have managed to get us to a point where an American defending his own culture on his own soil is now a "racist".
32 posted on 06/02/2009 3:14:47 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: SaraJohnson

I don’t fear a level playing field. I welcome it. I choose not to associate with those that do.


33 posted on 06/02/2009 3:48:27 PM PDT by allmost
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To: allmost

Fear it...


34 posted on 06/02/2009 3:53:37 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Las Vegas Ron

And making whites feel impotent.


35 posted on 06/02/2009 5:36:01 PM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (Conservatives must man up!!)
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To: PROTESTBYPROXY
And making whites feel impotent.

LOL...good one :)

36 posted on 06/02/2009 6:08:17 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: fr_freak; lewisglad; Texan Tory
I have read your post carefully. I feel it deserves a comment and should be considered as a rebuttal to what seems a very unpleasant bias- with a decent foundation. A little late here, but busy at the advent of a belated Canadian summer.

I have studied the Industrial Revolution and knew that an pastoral and agrarian way of life in England was lost forever. Sad in one way, but it eventually freed men and women from dawn until dusk labour. The cost was frightful. As it was in the United States when people worked a 100 hours a week. Eventually the use of electric power and proper heat and light with decent systems of cleansing of the water supply, brought about the life expectancy which is about 76/80 years of age today.

The names stand out in history. James Watt (Scotsman- steam generated power. Stephenson (railway trains) Newcommen ( pumping engine), Edison of the USA, etc. Then men like Lister (anesthetics) Gray (Anatomy) to Banting (Insulin) and so on. Many major discoveries are made by white men, the unsung heroes- unless they get the Nobel Prize.

Well enough said by me, but I have had enough of this nonsense by persons who merely batten off the system- the system established by white people.

37 posted on 06/02/2009 6:48:38 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: allmost

All things being equal and without regard to preferences, that is the best way to be.


38 posted on 06/02/2009 7:03:32 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Peter Libra
I have read your post carefully. I feel it deserves a comment and should be considered as a rebuttal to what seems a very unpleasant bias- with a decent foundation.

I agree with your comments, except that I'm not sure how they are a rebuttal to my comments. The gist of my comments were merely that white men came up with the winning formula in terms of developing the kind of culture that fostered progress and development, whereas most non-white people have not. I believe that non-white people could produce a society like the US if they embraced the same culture that white Americans traditionally have, but they don't so they either fail or succeed less. I don't dispute at all that white people, by far, have been the greatest achievers and have built the best societies in the last 1,000 years.
39 posted on 06/02/2009 9:54:52 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Disambiguator

Argh! You beat me to it.


40 posted on 06/02/2009 9:56:46 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Peter Libra

I should add that not all white societies are successful. The Soviet Union is an example, but also a lot of the Spanish, French, and Portugese former colonies, such as South America and parts of Africa, have failed spectacularly, while many if not most of the former British colonies have thrived, to include Hong Kong and India. The Anglo culture seems to be more successful even compared to other “white” cultures.


41 posted on 06/02/2009 10:01:03 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Constitution Day
Argh! You beat me to it.

You have to be able to post quickly, or you're DOOMED.

:^)

42 posted on 06/03/2009 5:37:20 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

So sorry. I was working instead of Freeping!

I’ll try to get my priorities in order in the future. :)


43 posted on 06/03/2009 5:40:16 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: fr_freak
Whoops! I somehow knew I should have put it more succinctly, sorry. I meant that your comments were a worthy rebuttal to this continued denigration of another group, that group being the old white heirachy. This by people like the nominee to the Supreme Court.

I meant that your rebuttal had a decent foundation. This because it did not contain vituperation about the worthy judge- Sotomayor. Sure it is good to read some people teeing off on her comment, but I just liked the examples given re this now much maligned group. There, fixed it.

44 posted on 06/03/2009 7:52:56 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: lewisglad

I’ve seen three or four Brinks Home Security
commercials and all of them portray home invaders
as white males. I’m sick of this profiling and
have registered a complaint with the company.
You may do the same at this website.

http://www.brinkshomesecurity.com/contactus.htm

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45 posted on 06/25/2009 8:27:00 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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